NOTE: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not yet announced if it will use the Final Action Dates chart for April 2021. Please check the  USCIS website for the latest updates.


The State Department has released the April 2021 Visa Bulletin, which brings advancement in multiple employment-based categories.

What are the Changes?

In April 2021, the Final Action Dates chart includes the following key movements:


China and India EB-1 will become current in April. In March, both countries had a cutoff date of August 1, 2020. All other countries in EB-1 remain current and unchanged.


For EB-2, China will advance approximately six weeks to September 1, 2016. India EB-2 will progress over three months to May 1, 2010. All other countries in EB-2 remain current and unchanged.


EB-3 will bring a five-week advancement for China to March 15, 2018. India will advance to September 1, 2010. All other countries in EB-3 remain current and unchanged.

Originally Published 19 March, 2021

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